Since I have never had a father but am going to be a father, I have a growing list of questions about being a father that I don’t have anyone to ask.
So I have decided to ask “the Internet” for answers and advice in case there are any fathers out there, or people who want to be fathers, or people who had bad fathers and want to be sure I don’t put my own kid in therapy for the rest of his or her life, or people who want to tell me what they would do if they were becoming a father–or if they were me, or people who just like to tell other people what they think. (I know you’re out there!)
I’ll be posting questions often, and hopefully, you’ll have answers–or just want to tell me what you think. Consider this both an act of philanthropy (Seriously, people, I need your help here.) and a case study of our collective perceptions of fathers.
Here are my first few questions:
1) How is being a dad different from being a mom? (Moms, please chime in here.)
2) Have you said or done something to your kid and instantly thought, “Well, I hope this little bugger gets a job with insurance because there goes a few thousand in therapy bills”?
3) Can a father listen to Odd Future?
5) But not watch “Law and Order: SVU” because it makes him “afraid to bring a child into a world of suffering”?
6) And, finally, what’s it like to share a boob with a baby?
Please offer answers to any or all of these questions in the comments below.
More questions to come.